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The Biggest Challenges Facing Construction Firms This Summer

We don’t need to tell you that it’s been a challenging eighteen months regardless of what business you work in. The pandemic had a brutal impact on the marketplace and even now, as Great Britain starts to roll back its restrictions on a large scale, we are still seeing signs that it’s not over yet. From furloughs and redundancies to closures and lockdowns, we have all been through so much and it seems somewhat cruel to point out that […]

What home buyers are looking for in 2021

One thing the pandemic hasn’t done to us Brits is reduce our insatiable desire to move house. The real estate market is as strong as ever, which is great news if you’re planning to sell this year. However, it’s worth being aware that Covid has changed what people look for in a home. Some of these are things you can’t do anything about, such as an increased appetite for rural homes or properties near to parks. But there are […]

The Customs Clearance Startup Taking the Friction out of Brexit

The UK’s borders are not equipped – both in terms of staff and technology- to handle the increased workload that Brexit will bring about. Trade bodies representing the UK logistics sector are becoming increasingly firm in their warnings, citing potential materials shortages as a consequence. The impact this will have on the construction industry must not be underestimated.

This is why KlearNow, the customs clearance tech startup, has set its sights on post-Brexit UK as it continues its mission to […]

Choosing a trade? These handyman jobs pay the best, and worst

When entering the handyman line of work, it can be tough to choose which trade to focus on. Tasks like painting, roofing and masonry require different skills, and often qualifications as well. So, where to focus your efforts? Two considerations are important to many: job availability and pay. Most prefer a profession where they won’t be struggling for work. Good compensation is highly desirable, as well.

Whether you’re just choosing your trade or re-training for a career change, here’s what […]